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Best Lunch Spots in Milwaukee

Motor Bar and Restaurant

401 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Mon-Thur Closed
Fri-Sun 11am-5pm

Attached to the Harley Davidson Museum is the Motor Bar and Restaurant. Visitors can enjoy dining by the riverside with Wisconsin hospitality and a little bit of biker attitude. There’s nothing easy about living on the road, but Motor Bar and Restaurant takes patrons down an all-American culinary road. Check out their website to learn how you can make a reservation, order delivery, and read about their presence in the press.


401 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sun-Wed Closed
Thur-Sat 4:30pm-9pm

Cavas is an upscale eatery cooking up dishes paying homage to Spanish and Latin cuisine and culture. With multiple settings, customers can dine inside, out on the sidewalk, or even look over the river on the patio. In an effort to utilize local resources and preferences, while the recipes are family-heirlooms and prepared from scratch, chefs at Cavas have changed some parts to be able to evolve with their diners. The dining style at Cavas is that of Spanish tapas, small plates that are intended to be shared with everyone at the table. If you’re looking for a place to rent or even need food catered offsite, head to their website and get yourself the lowdown of Cavas!


311 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Inside the Pritzlaff Building
Sun Closed
Mon-Thurs 8am-9pm
Fri 8am-12am
Sat 12pm-12am

Stop down to the welcoming Pritzlaff Building and be immersed in an era in time that revolved around good company and good conversation. Aperitivo is an Italian custom; after work, it is common to eat some snacks and take a breather from the hustling and stressing all day. The combination of innovative and classic plates makes it easy to find something for adventurous foodies and the tried-and-true personality types. Aperitivo, or Happy Hour, occurs on weekday evenings from five to seven and on Saturdays from noon to four. Give them a visit and experience the first true Italian Aperitivo Milwaukee has to offer since 2019!


221 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sun-Thur 7am-9pm
Fri & Sat 7am-10pm

If you’re seeking up-to-date, fresh Italian cuisine, Onesto is your place. Onesto, Italian for “honest” is exactly what you’ll find here. Chefs at Onesto take pasta made by hand and pair it with some of the best wine and cocktails you’ve had. All the while the needs of your tastebuds get met by graceful service and an exclusive menu often referred to as one of the best Italian restaurants in Milwaukee. The event space on the second floor allows hosts to have a cozy gathering for weddings, business dinners, and even private parties. See their website for yourself to order online, book a reservation, or even rent out their space!

Smoke Shack

332 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Mon-Thur 11am-9pm
Fri 11am-10pm
Sat 10am-10pm
Sun 10am-9pm

Smoke Shack is the rustic atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating to fill the void of Southern cuisine in your stomach. The cooks at Smoke Shack take pride in their process of smoked meat. Smoke Shack only purchases meat that has been compassionately raised, throws on a secret dry rub, smokes the cut slow, and allows diners to sauce it themselves. The smoker works twenty-four-seven, only preparing small batches at a time, to give customers the best barbecue they can. This Mother’s Day, sip on a couple of bourbons and enjoy one of the best barbecue joints Milwaukee has to offer.

Experience it today!

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